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    Grover Cleveland Worries He Cannot Bring His Baby Into Recently Quarantined White House After His Inauguration

    Autograph Letter Signed

    3 pages

    SMC 1967

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    Grover & Frances Cleveland: Cleveland Writes To His Bride-To-Be About Their Wedding

    Autograph Letter Signed

    3 pages

    SMC 1163

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    Grover Cleveland, the Only President to Be Married in the White House, Writes His Bride About Wedding

    Autograph Letter Signed

    4 pages

    SMC 1164

    Love letter from President Grover Cleveland to his secret fiance, Frances Folsom, outlining every detail of their upcoming nuptials in the White House.
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    Grover Cleveland, First President to Marry in the White House, Handwrites an Invitation to His Wedding

    Autograph Letter Signed

    2 pages

    SMC 1165

    President Grover Cleveland invites his Postmaster to his wedding the following Wednesday, with a hand-written invitation.
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    President Cleveland Appoints Nageeb Arbeely to Replace Anti-Semitic Selah Merrill as Consul at Jerusalem

    Document Signed

    1 page

    SMC 1595

    The wildly unpopular Consul at Jerusalem, Selah Merrill, is replaced by the Greek-ancestry-Syrian-born naturalized-American, Najeeb J. Arbeely.
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    President William Howard Taft Praises President Grover Cleveland To Mrs. Cleveland

    Autograph Letter Signed

    2 pages

    SMC 1615

    Replying to Mrs. Cleveland's letter thanking him for his stirring eulogies of her husband, President William Howard Taft reiterates his genuine respect for President Grover Cleveland as a man of courage and public duty.
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    Grover Cleveland Complains of an Avalanche of Unwelcome Invitations, As He Plans a Pleasure Trip Out of Town

    Autograph Letter Signed

    4 pages

    SMC 1622

    Grover Cleveland expresses his exasperation for the niceties and public appearances necessitated by being the President of the United States, and says he's as "cross as a bear."
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    Grover Cleveland, Recovering From Secret Cancer Surgery, Reports He is

    Autograph Letter Signed

    6 pages

    SMC 1970

    Recovering from his secret cancer surgery aboard a yacht a few months prior, Grover Cleveland reports to his physician and dear friend that he is having "a couple of drinks of whiskey a day, with very good results; and I smoke a cigar every day too."
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    Former First Lady Frances Cleveland Reports Ailing Grover Cleveland is

    Autograph Letter Signed

    3 pages

    SMC 2018

    Although Grover Cleveland seems to be on the mend, with his "temperature, pulse & respiration" now normal, Frances Cleveland is still a bit distraught over her husband's slow recovery. He still has "trouble with his gut" and is perturbed that he's not gaining strength. It appears he's "breaking up generally." Cleveland would live for another seven years.
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    Grover Cleveland Celebrates a Great Deception: The One Year Anniversary of His Secret Cancer Surgery

    Autograph Letter Signed

    4 pages

    SMC 891

    President Grover Cleveland writes to his friend and personal physician, Dr. Joseph Bryant, on the occasion of the one year anniversary of Cleveland's secret cancer surgery. The surgery, to remove a tumor on the president's jaw, was astonishingly performed on a yacht anchored on Long Island Sound, in order to conceal the President's condition from the public. Remarkably, the secret was kept for a quarter of a century.
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    About to Marry, President Grover Cleveland Longs to Live Away from the White House

    Autograph Letter Signed

    4 pages

    SMC 1162

    President Cleveland writes to his fiance Frances Folsom about many overwhelming social aspects of being in the White House, and longs to live away from it with her in a "small house" like normal people.
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